St. Vincent's Faith Based History

St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities since 1873. St. Vincent’s Riverside was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916 to provide health services to the sick and the poor of North Florida. St. Luke’s Hospital, now St. Vincent’s Southside was founded in 1873 by three women who saw the need for medical care in the community. It stands as Florida’s oldest private hospital. Our third hospital, St. Vincent’s Clay County, opened in October of 2013.   St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system with more than 155,000 associates serving in 36 health ministries in 23 states and the District of Columbia.  From its humble beginning to its current status as a regional healthcare system, St Vincent’s HealthCare is widely recognized for delivering quality, compassionate care. 

Nearly a Century of Care
St. Vincent's Southside
Letter that Launched St. Vincent's
Letters of Daughters of Charity Arrival

Mission & Values

St. Vincent's Mission: Care for the Sick and Poor

The physicians and associates who work for St. Vincent's take pride in living the mission of caring for the sick and poor.

Our Mission

Catholic Identity

Daughters of Charity

Learn how our associates go Above. Beyond. Because


St. Vincent's HealthCare Executive Management Team

St. Vincent's Leadership is comprised of a stellar team with diverse healthcare backgrounds that come together to create an exceptional team. Meet the Leadership Team.

Senior Programs

Club 55+

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Club 55+ is a program committed to keeping our community healthy and active by offering a unique blend of activities, health and wellness programs and inpatient welcome services to residents 55 years and older. Members may enjoy benefits at all three of St. Vincent's campuses: Riverside, Southside and Clay County.



Become a Volunteer at St. Vincent's

Our volunteers are special. They are people who care about the needs of others and want to do something to help. Their dedication provides a significant contribution to our organization by working closely with our staff to serve patients and visitors in a wide range of activities. Sign up to become a volunteer today!

Volunteer Opportunities

Teenage Volunteers

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St. Vincent's HealthCare Foundation

St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation is a not-for-profit, philanthropic organization established in 1982 that is committed to enhancing the current and future healthcare needs of Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Consider offering your support by making a donation today.

Areas to Support


St. Vincent's HealthCare Outreach Ministries

We have a commitment to improving the health and lives of all in our community - not just the ones we see as patients. St. Vincent's offers a wide range of outreach programs to aid the members of our community.

Good Samaritan Fund
Mobile Health Outreach Ministry

Faith Community Nursing
School Nurse Program


News at St. Vincent's HealthCare

St. Vincent's provides the media with news and responds to requests from local, regional and national media. Members of the media should contact the Marketing and Public Relations Department for information about a hospital news release or event, a spokesperson, patient condition information, and permission to photograph or film at the hospital.


For The Media


Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessment

In July 2011, the Jacksonville Metropolitan Community Benefit Partnership was formed to conduct the first-ever multi-hospital system and public health sector collaborative community health needs assessment. The Partnership's vision is to improve population health in the region by eliminating the gaps that prevent access to quality, integrated health care and to improve access to resources that support a healthy life style. View the findings, implementation plans, data and resources.

Donate to St. Vincent's HealthCare Foundation Today

Make a difference today by donating online or calling (904) 308-7306.